By C. MacDonald
SAN PEDRO, CA–There’s a reason more than 45,000 people from around the World climbed aboard the USS Iowa within the first month at its new home (Berth 87). You’ve got to see its astonishing outside, interesting inside and learn the amazing history of this World War II-Korea-Cold War veteran battleship to really appreciate the still sturdy, 70-year-old warrior’s significance.
Inside its Theatre, you’ll see an incredible computer-generated film that brings the combat veteran to life. Wargaming.net magnificently recreated the ship’s role in supporting American landings at Okinawa, Japan in 1945. The company also is developing a Game Room where visitors can guide warplanes to defend the Iowa from enemies.
Walking through the ship, you’ll see fascinating exhibits and understand why it’s nicknamed, “The Battleship of the Presidents” (FDR, Reagan, Bush). During the Second World War, the senior Bush was a Navy pilot, who said when he looked down and saw the Iowa, it gave he and his fellow flyers confidence in their missions. Read more…>